This dictionary offers real, practical guidance with the English language. It should help the learner understand English and use it yourself, and gives assistance where needed. It contains: step-by-step treatment of frequently used words; 50,000 examples of real, everyday English; full-sentence defining style; boxes for phrasal, modal and auxilary verbs; 400 tinted usage notes; over 6000 synonyms and antonyms; over 3000 idioms; and appendices on letter-writing, punctuations and abbreviations.
A compact dictionary and thesaurus lists more than 35,000 definitions and 80,000 synonyms and antonyms, notes on word history and origins, and additional grammar and usage tips.
The Chambers Dictionary
Author: Ian Brookes
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
'It's the most human of dictionaries, the most quirky and eccentric, the hardest to put down once picked up' Philip Pullman 'Impeccable as a reference tool, Chambers is a delight to browse through' Jilly Cooper The Chambers Dictionary remains the dictionary of choice for professional writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts and everyone with a love of words. The latest edition of the dictionary includes definitions of over 500 new words that have recently entered the language. While the traditional Chambers virtues of being informative, witty and authoritative have been retained, the design and content have been updated to provide a clear and modern text for today's users.
Providing over 25,000 definitions in their historical order of development, this reference classic has been widely regarded for over 50 years as the best single-volume dictionary available for students of Latin. It includes information about grammar, inflection, and pronunciation, as well as copious citations and useful appendices.
The Chambers Dictionary
Author: Chambers of Editors, Chambers
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.
Idenifies key individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, political parties, and battles.
Focusing on the essential vocabulary for learners of English, meanings are explained in easy-to-understand language using a listed defining vocabulary, examples are given from real English, key collocations are shown for thousands of entries and common learner errors are highlighted, giving the student more confidence to learn.
Provides more than 20,000 quotations from more than 4,000 sources, arranged alphabetically by speaker, and provides biographical facts for each speaker to help put quotations in context
This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered knowledge through predominantly Anglo-American perspectives. The book includes a major case study of the most recent edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and its treatment of China.
The Chambers Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus provides thousands of clear dictionary definitions plus thesaurus alternatives for 9,000 common words in a single volume. The dictionary: word entries include information on pronunciation, related terms and associated set phrases to give you extra help with choosing and using the right word. The thesaurus: word entries include numbered alternative meanings as well as antonyms - opposite words - to give you extra context in choosing and using the right word. A selection of 'types of' panels gives extra depth in a range of fields from song and dance to food and flowers. New good writing supplement: informs and entertains with tips on style and structure, commonly confused words, words to impress, global English and memory prompts for remembering tricky spellings